Stephanie D. Vance, also known as the “Advocacy Guru”, is the author of five books including Citizens in Action: A Guide to Influencing Government and The Influence Game. She’s a 30-year veteran of Washington, D.C. political scene and has held positions as a lobbyist, grassroots consultant and Congressional aide. Stephanie’s experiences as a legislative director and Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill led her to found Advocacy Associates, a firm dedicated to helping individuals and organizations be both heard and agreed with in the legislative environment. To achieve that goal she provides in-person and online trainings for thousands of advocates around the world. Ms. Vance holds a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University , a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Western State Colorado University. She lives and works in Washington D.C..